After the UFC announced that “The Ultimate Fighter: China” was in the works, UFC President Dana White also relayed that renowned vet Cung Le was a leading candidate to coach the show. Now, however, it looks as though the 41 year-old phenom will be an integral part of the program in a different way.
White was recently asked about TUF: China and the role Le will play, and the UFC’s boss man reportedly stated the following (comment via MMA Weekly.com):
“TUF China is happening,” White said. “(Cung Le) is going to be the ‘me’ in China. He’s there to remind everyone why they’re there and what’s going on. He was in the office two days ago and I walked him through everything with The Ultimate Fighter and he’s ready to go.”
That’s an interesting part to play. It’s also been confirmed, that as always, TUF: China will feature two fighters as opposing coaches. Who the coaches will be, however, hasn’t been announced.
Le (9-2) hasn’t fought in 2013 , as the feared striker underwent elbow surgery, after knocking out Rich Franklin in jaw dropping fashion last November. Before that win, Le scored a UD win over Patrick Cote last July, after being stopped by Wanderlei Silva in 2011.
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